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Chetek (YTB-827)

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Natick Class District Harbor Tug. Large:
  • Laid down, 21 May 1973, at Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.
  • Launched, 25 October 1973
  • Delivered, 8 December 1973 and placed in service as Chetek (YTB-827)
  • Allocated to the 5th Naval District at Norfolk, VA.
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Transfer to the US Army of Corps of Engineers, Buffalo, N.Y., 1 March 1996, renamed Demelon
  • Current Disposition, for Sale by USACOE in June 2007
    Displacement 282 t.(lt) 344 t. (fl)
    Length 109'
    Beam 29'
    Draft 14'
    Speed unknown
    Complement 12
    Armament none
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    Chetek (YTB-827)
    Chetek 899k Chetek (YTB-827) tied up at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA., 7 July 1988. Agawam (YTB-809) is astern of Chetek.
    DVIC photo # DN-ST-88-07989 by Don S. Montgomery USN Ret., from the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center.
    Bill Gonyo
    US Army Tug Demelon
    Chetek 243k Demelon moored pierside at the US Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters, Buffalo, N.Y., date unknown. US Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo

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    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
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